The Banias Waterfall is, without a doubt, the most impressive waterfall in the land of Israel. The Banias Spring comes out of the foot of Mount Hermon, flows for a powerful 3.5km and becomes the waterfall. The name of the site is due to the temple of Panias (Banias in Arabic), the remnants of which can be observed today in the five niches carved into the cliff wall near to the Banias cave, which one can reach via a stepped path. Additionally, there are remains of a Temple built by Herod the Great in front of the cave. The marked trail to the waterfall takes about ninety minutes and difficulty-wise the route is a slightly strenuous one. 150m into the trail one crosses the Govta Stream, which flows under a Roman bridge. 350m further along is the Officer's Pool where one can see Capoeta damascena fish. Plane trees, poplars and willows stand along the side of the stream and Mediterranean woodland species are found on the slopes. A beautiful trail at any time of the year. It is forbidden to enter the water anywhere in the reserve.
address: to the springs: 3km east of Kibbutz Snir on Road 99, to the waterfall: 2km east of Kibbutz Snir on Road 99.
phone: 04-690-2577 / 04-695-0272
Open Hours: Apr-Sep 8:00-17:00, Oct-Mar 8:00-16:00, Fri & Holiday Eves: Site closes an hour earlier.
Categories : Nature Parks
Beautiful, Clean, Well Preserved, PARADISE. MUST GO